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Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Dental patients based in Devon and Cornwall are the worst affected by access problems in England, new figures confirm. A shortage of dentists and a lack of dental places mean that some patients in the South West are facing round trips of over 100 miles to see a dentist. Thousands are also on waiting lists […]


Chewing sugar-free gum can help to lower the risk of cavities

Chewing sugar-free gum can help to lower the risk of cavities

Researchers from Kings College London have found that chewing sugar-free gum can help to improve dental health. The team analysed the findings of twelve studies conducted in the last 50 years. These papers focused on the dental impact of chewing sugar-free gum, most notably on the risk of decay in adults and children. They found […]


BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

A BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see an NHS dentist in England.  Analysis by the broadcaster indicates that 1.45 people have been unsuccessful in getting an appointment with a dentist in the last 2 years, with a further 500,000 either waiting on a list or avoiding the dentist due to […]


Councillors raise concerns, as more than 170 children under 4 had teeth extracted in hospital in York in 2018

Councillors raise concerns, as more than 170 children under 4 had teeth extracted in hospital in York in 2018

Councillors in York have raised concerns over children’s dental health services, as figures revealed that 177 children aged under 4 underwent extraction in hospital in the city last year. The rate is higher than the national average, and one of the council’s public health experts has questioned whether this is due to the fact that […]


Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

The NHS is facing a worrying future, as a new survey has revealed that 77% of dentists don’t want to be working for the service in 5 years’ time.  The most recent Dentistry Confidence Calculator from Practice Plan found that over three-quarters of NHS dentists don’t envisage themselves in the same role in 2024. The […]


Ammanford dental nurse organises Children in Need fundraiser to support a cause close to her heart

Ammanford dental nurse organises Children in Need fundraiser to support a cause close to her heart

A dental nurse from Ammanford, South Wales, organised a Children in Need fundraiser last week to support a close very close to her heart. Kayleigh Jones, from Brynteg Dental Practice, planned a cake sale to raise money for the charity to support her niece, Hannah, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer for the second […]


Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour has vowed to provide free dental check-ups for all if voters back the party in the upcoming December election. Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader, has revealed plans to scrap band 1 dental charges, which are currently set at £22.70 in England. Band 1 treatments and procedures include routine check-ups, X-rays and a scale and […]


Americans flock to the Mexican ‘Molar City’ to snap up cut-price dental treatment

Americans flock to the Mexican ‘Molar City’ to snap up cut-price dental treatment

Dental tourism in Mexico is booming, as more and more Americans head south to take advantage of cut-price treatment. Los Algodones, the epicentre of the industry, is now affectionately known as Molar City, with streets lined with modern clinics aiming to attract US tourists looking to save.  Throughout California, signs promoting affordable dental care direct […]


Bupa Dental adds 10 new practices to its portfolio

Bupa Dental adds 10 new practices to its portfolio

One of the country’s fastest-growing dental chains has expanded its portfolio. Bupa Dental has acquired ten new practices, taking the total number of Bupa clinics in the UK and Ireland to 470. Bupa Dental has now added 23 practices to its collection in 2019. The ten new acquisitions are located all over the country and […]


Bristol dentist undertakes facial aesthetic training following botched filler treatment

Bristol dentist undertakes facial aesthetic training following botched filler treatment

A dentist from Bristol decided to undertake training in facial aesthetics after being left with painful, lumpy, blue lips following botched filler treatment. Sarah Najjar, spent £300 on fillers after celebrating her 30th birthday. She wanted to enhance her lips, but instead, ended up with painful, hard, blue lumps in her lips. After paying for […]